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Left ventricle hydatid cyst mimicking acute coronary syndrome.
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PMID:  22842945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cardiac echinococcosis rarely mimics acute coronary syndrome. The diagnosis of cardiac hydatid cyst might be difficult on account of varying clinical presentations and nonspesific symptoms. A 75-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with typical chest pain. The patient had no history of previous cardiac symptoms or any illness leading to heart disease. Her ECG revealed ischemic changes. However, her coronary angiography revealed noncritical plaques in the left anterior descending artery. The diagnosis of cardiac echinococcosis was identified using echocardiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The patient was referred to cardiac surgery for resection of the cyst; however, she refused surgery. Albendezol 800 mg/day was prescribed.
Ebru Onturk Tekbas; Guven Tekbas; Zuhal Ariturk Atilgan; Yahya Islamoglu; Habib Cil; Mehmet Yazici
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infection in developing countries     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1972-2680     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101305410     Medline TA:  J Infect Dev Ctries     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dicle University Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.
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